It’s smoothie season and our café is serving up nutritious and delicious smoothies daily. Order yours fresh from our café counter, or grab a ready-made Mason jar smoothie from our Grab-and-Go cooler. If you’re planning to take your smoothie to go, don’t forget you can BYOC (bring your own container) to be entered to win a Kootenay Co-op gift card!
Our smoothie menu includes:
- Orangutang: Orange, Banana, Strawberry
- Green Monkey: Kale, Spinach, Banana, Apple, Cinnamon, Lemon
- Cacao Superfly: Cacao, Banana, Blueberries, Coconut Milk
- Berry Manilove: Mixed Berries, Banana, Coconut Milk, Apple, Lime, Vanilla
- Golden Smoothie: Coconut Milk, Banana, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Chia, Ginger
To add a little more love (and nutrition) to your favourite flavour, we also offer a variety of smoothie boosters. Hemp hearts might be one to consider.
Hemp Hearts (Seeds)
Looking for a plant-based, whole food source of protein? Look no further! Hemp hearts or seeds are comprised of a whopping 20% protein and contain all the essential amino acids to make them a high-quality source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. They’re also high in omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and minerals like calcium and iron. Plus they have a good amount of both soluble and insoluble fiber helping to aid digestion and regulate blood sugar, and cholesterol levels.
The light nutty flavour of hemp hearts work well in almost any smoothie combination and will help keep you full and fueled throughout the day. So next time you’re ordering up a smoothie, don’t forget to “add-on” to your morning Berry Manilove, afternoon Cacao Superfly, or post workout Green Monkey with an extra boost of hemp hearts!
For more information on the health benefits of hemp hearts and to learn how they’ve earned their superfood status, check out this article by the Huffington Post.